Saturday, July 3, 2010

Meet Ann Burt, Retablo Artist

Retablos are paintings depicting various religious images that were very popular in the 17th, 18th and 19th century in Mexico and were brought over to the United States by Franciscan monks.

Here is an article where Ann was featured.  She is a very talented artist who's artistic gift directed her to return to her faith.

Here are some of her Retablos on Etsy and if you'd like you can go directly to her shop:  

Saint Michael The Archangel

Saint Gabriel The Archangel

Saint Raphael The Archangel

If you'd like you can visit Ann's shop...the pictures are much more beautiful. 

Have a beautiful and safe 4th of July everyone!

Friday, July 2, 2010

My First Random Post

Blogging has been so much fun.  I've met many people who have shared their experiences and knowledge with me and I appreciate that very much. 


My huge stone bird.  I need to antique him or her for more personality what do you think?

I wanted to share some photos of our yard and our boy Louie Louie.  That was his name when we rescued him and figured we didn't want to confuse the guy even more.  My favorite name for him is Lulu Belle!

Meet Louie Louie

These hydrengeas are in huge Mexican pot

I love lilies...have them all over.

My husband put this fountain together... so nice when it's running.

Another part of the garden.
Can anyone tell what this plant is called?

Here's my sweet boy...such a loving doggy boy, just can't imagine anyone hurting him.

Also known as Nosey Rosey!

Thank you for visiting and have a safe Fouth of July.

Happy Birthday AMERICA!